Episode 337 La Aurora Cameroon


DESCRIPTION: The Cameroon is the result of the dedication and excellence of more than a century of tradition. Expert artisans, who use tobaccos harvested in the plantations of the El Cibao Valley, make these cigars, which have been carefully blended in Santiago, Dominican Republic.

La Aurora Cameroon

The Cameroon was re-blended in 2011 with the palate of today’s smoker in mind. This slightly stronger version is intended only for Brick & Mortar establishments.

This week’s Cameroon by La Aurora was purchased at a local cigar event on the advice of none other than Guillermo León himself. Guillermo told me that they re-blended the Cameroon to be a bit fuller in flavor and body than their traditional offering. So, I purchased a box and today’s review will feature the 5-inch by 50 ring gauge Robusto.

La Aurora Cameroon Robusto

FEATURED LIBATION: Sumatra Gayo Linge Organic Fair Trade coffee
Sumatran coffees are highly sought after around the world. Sumatra is the largest producer of Indonesian coffee. Arabica coffee is grown by small growers in the highlands, while Robusta coffee is found in the lowlands. Some Arabica coffee, like our featured coffee of today, is typically processed using the wet hulling technique, which gives it a heavy body and low acidity.

• Doc discusses the new upgrade (version 1.6.2) of the Stogie Rate cigar inventory app for iPhone.
• Doc provides a brief update on photography and a meeting with a friend and their discussions.
• REMINDER: No podcast in 2 weeks: Doc takes a trip to New York.
• Doc shares some random thoughts about aging cigars.

Zino Platinum Z-Class Pyramid

DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: Zino Z-class Pyramid
This postscript review will feature the Zino Z Class Pyramid, which I first reviewed in Episode 276 of the Stogie Fresh 5 podcast back on Sunday, June 19, 2011. These cigars have now been resting in the singles drawer of my Aristocrat M+ cabinet humidor for 1 year, 5.5 months and I pulled out a couple of samples this past week for this review.

La Aurora Cameroon Cigars
The Captain’s Coffee
Stogie Fresh Article: Long Term Aging of Cigars
Stogie Fresh Article: Cigar Aging Advice
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Stogie Rate Cigar Inventory Software for iPhone
Stogie Rate Cigar Inventory Software 4.2 for Desktop